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I keep coming across this quote by Gauss but I haven't actually been able to locate the original source: “The Study of Euler’s works will remain the best school for the various fields of mathematics and nothing will replace it.” If someone can help me with this I would be very grateful. Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ This may be better placed over at History of Science and Mathematics. $\endgroup$ – Will R Apr 13 '16 at 1:23
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This is taken from a letter to Fuß, September 11, 1849: "Das Studium der Werke Eulers bleibt die beste Schule in den verschiedenen Gebieten der Mathematik und kann durch nichts anderes ersetzt werden". According to http://gauss.gwi.uni-muenchen.de/ extracts from this correspondence were published by Fuchs in 1976.

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